Laying Out a User Interface
Arranging content with Panels
- Stack panels
- Scroll Viewer
Managing grid properties
- Star sizing
- Column definitions
- Row definitions
Setting Z order
Implement and configure core controls
- Text Block
Create user controls
- Creating User Controls
- Creating Control Parts
- Mapping Control Parts
Implement a navigation framework
- Implementing caching on a frame
- Modifying journal mode
- Handling navigation events
- Implementing and configuring deep linking
Display collections of items
- Implementing and configuring item controls
- Items control
- Tree View
- Working with selected items and indices
Play media files
- Implementing Digital Rights Management (DRM)
- Playing streams
- Creating timeline markers
- Playing multiple audio tracks
- Displaying closed captioning
- Responding to timeline marker events
- Handling media playback events
MVVM Light Toolkit
The MVVM Light Toolkit by Laurent Bugnion is a set of components helping people to get started in the “Model – View – View Model” pattern in Silverlight and WPF. It is a light and pragmatic framework that contains only the essential components needed.
The toolkit helps you to separate your View from your Model so that you can build loosely-coupled applications that have better maintainability, extensibility, testability and blendability features, which simply stands for the design-development workflow.
There are various MVVM frameworks out there; you may prefer to use a different one. We have listed especially this framework as it is very well documented from installation up to creating your first MVVM app in Expression Blend and Visual Studio, whether it is targeting the web or the Windows Phone 7 Series.
To check out the concept behind MVVM and how to apply it in your Silverlight applications, you can take a look at the Data Driven Applications with MVVM Series on SilverlightShow.com website.
October 12th will be the Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch. There’s an MSDN Simulcast event you can sign up for, that’ll be a full day of training on writing Windows Phone apps.
In the US, there are also a lot of live in-person Free Events to learn Windows Phone 7 Development listed at http://www.msdnevents.com/wp7devlaunch. I encourage you to register now as they are filling up fast.
A friend asked me to put a Windows Phone 7 banner on my blog, and I said half-jokingly, what’ll you give me? Then I realized it’s less interesting if there’s a banner on MY blog and more interesting if there’s a banner on YOUR blog.
So, I brokered a deal where two of you (US only for now, sorry, I seriously tried) will win a free Windows Phone 7.
Here’s the legal rules they wrote, but here’s my four-step layman’s version.
- Go get a Windows Phone 7 banner or badge
- Put the image on your blog
- Link the image to http://www.msdnevents.com/wp7devlaunch/
- Lie in wait
Now, they’ll use Bingle/Gobing and a link: query to find two of you randomly, I’m sure, but even better, after you’ve done it, add a comment on this post and Iet everyone know!
Within 10 days after the final Windows Phone 7 developer launch event, they’ll select TWO folks randomly. Your odds are good, friend. Like way less than 1 in a billion. We shall see. Go Go Go!
2. Partial Types
3. Anonymous Methods
4. Anonymous Types
5. Auto-Implemented Properties
6. Extension Methods
7. Implicitly Typed Variables
8. Lambda expressions
9. Language-Integrated Query (Linq)
10. Object and collection initializers
11. Partial methods
Exchange Web Service API
1. Connect to Exchange using EWS
2. Open Mailbox(s) using the API
3. Reading E-Mails/Sending E-Mails/Reading Calendar/Writing to Calendar/Reading Contacts/Creating/Updating Contacts.
4. Manage Mailbox using API